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Mazda introduces series-hybrid plug-in version of MX-30 EV, with rotary engine genset

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The Mazda MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV, a plug-in series hybrid model that uses a rotary engine as a generator, made its world premiere at the Brussels Motor Show. Mazda chose to use a rotary engine to power this generator, taking advantage of a rotary engine’s unique ability to produce the required output with a small power unit.

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Latest EPA automotive trend report shows MY 2017 fleet fuel economy of 24.9 mpg; new record

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The latest edition of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annual Automotive Trends Report finds that Model Year (MY) 2017 vehicle fuel economy was 24.9 Since MY 2004, fuel economy and CO 2 emissions have improved in eleven out of thirteen years. Estimated Real-World CO 2 and Fuel Economy.

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Mazda unveils CX-60 crossover in Europe; e-Skyactiv PHEV, 48V MHEVs

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Mazda Motor Europe unveiled its new crossover SUV, the CX-60. The CX-60 is the first of Mazda’s Large Product group models, and offers (European specification model) e-Skyactiv PHEV, Mazda’s first plug-in hybrid system featuring a 2.5-liter liter e-Skyactiv X gasoline engine, both featuring Mazda’s 48V mild hybrid system.

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Mazda adding new 3.3l 48V MHEV diesel to CX-60 line-up next year

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In Europe, Mazda announced that it will add an all-new e-Skyactiv D diesel engine to the Mazda CX-60 line-up in 2023, joining the PHEV CX-60, which is available to order now. The new diesel powertrain that will make its debut in the CX-60 is a Mazda first—a 3.3-liter An in-line straight-six 3.0-liter

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EPA fuel economy report finds weight and power leveling off, footprint stable

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EPA recently released the latest edition of its annual report Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Fuel Economy Trends. The report is the authoritative reference for real-world fuel economy, technology trends and tailpipe carbon dioxide emissions, for new personal vehicles sold in the US every year since 1975.

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Report: Mazda seeking 30% boost in fuel economy with HCCI SkyActiv 2 engines around 2020

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Automotive News reports that Mazda plans a second generation of SkyActiv engines around 2020 that would achieve 30% better fuel economy than the current line of Skyactiv engines. Mazda engineers aim to eke the gains by cranking up the engine’s compression ratio to 18:1, from a current level of 14:1. Earlier post.).

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata fuel economy improves 25% versus outgoing model

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The 2016 Mazda MX-5 achieves an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city/34 mpg highway/30 mpg combined (8.7/6.9/7.8 l/100 km) when equipped with the standard SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual transmission and an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway/30 mpg combined (8.7/6.5/7.8 l/100 km) when equipped with the six-speed automatic.